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sides of the issue. nannette? >> the brady campaign ranks california as having the strictest concontrol laws in the country. advocates are seizing on the moment, state senator considering reintro dugs a bill. governor brown ordered flags at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy a heart breaking loss. 23 years ago california had a scoot skool shooting in stockton. fived kids left dead. that spark]af aid move nmt california that resulted in the strongest gun laws in the country. >> i think it hit home the imance of strengthening our laws and spurred action. >> the brady campaign credits california strong gun laws for making it safer on streets. >> california has lowest mortality rate from firearm death in the nation. >> the connecticut shooting is prompting calls for stricter gun law as cross the country, even in california. most recent polls show americans in general savor -- favor more restrictions. >> we don't need stricter gun gun troll. >> this gun store owner says laws are working fine. >> isolated incidents, it's tragic but you know, we can't go
that fiscal cliff, california has an awful lot to loose. more than other states, in fact. >> washington is sounding like sacramento these days waiting until the last minute to reach a deal, a trigger cuts if one isn't reached. as washington waits to come up with a deficit reduction, it's becoming clear california has a lot at stake if the fiscal cliff isn't averted. the state could lose $4.5 billion in federal funds. the legislative analyst office estimates the budget may shrink by $11 billion over two years. >> people think the economy would be drawn into recession. just like any recession that would affect state economy, revenues and result in billions of less tax revenue for the state.@sh >> southern california could be hit hard. a loss of 135,000 jobs last year. another recession is the last thing they want. they're urnling leaders to come to an agreement. >> if it continues to slow as much as it is now, it's fine, if at all. >> because voter as prove td prop 30,i sales tax will go up one quarter of a percent. high wage earners will are to pay more. if the bush tax cuts are loued t
happy about this supreme court phone shallly rescuing the vote of the people in california. it's up to the supreme court to be more level headed and more royal to their boss, the u.s. constitution. >> both sides do agree on one thing. the fate will likely race on a californian who decides controversial cases. >> the swing vote is anthony kennedy from sacramento. >> i think he's our hope. >> high court we'll take a look at the constitutional of doma which shuts doubt benefits for same-sex marriage couples ruling foz both cases expected by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because o
of the sun, earth and moon, creating very high tides to the california coast, called king tides. in san francisco, it swallowed up steps at the yacht club t. surged more than 9 feet in some areas inform southern california, the community of seal beach experienced flood from this tides. the water came up to the steps of the hotel. the best way to move around -- check it out -- surf boards. more king tides are expected tomorrow. >> what a picture. >> u.n. ambassador -- to the u.s., susan rice will not be the next secretary of state. she were you from consideration, saying the confirmation would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. she was considered the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, who is expected to step down. but she faced criticism from senate republicans over her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libbia. the president accepted the withdrawal, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. still no deal on the fiscal cliff, following an unschedule the meeting at the white house this afternoon, between president obama and house sp
. tonight how a california family reached all the wayqgme=t here to pay their respects and give some support to this community, again, tonight at 6:00. live in sandy hook, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> well, there will be a memorial for the victims of the tragedy tonight here in the bay area on the peninsula. a service of remembrance getting underway in burlingame. this service begins at 7:00 p.m.yi?v on the church on easton krif. >> shooting prompted two state agencies to review their plans for schools and work place as cross california. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether
for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster. police will be able to issue silver alerts for missing elderly people, and the state marine reptile will be named the pacific leatherback sea turtle. we'll look at a few more new laws at 6:00. >> police in southern
of california and the needs of the community. >> california's long legal battle for maernl equality is on hold again. california's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. the justices were expected to announce whether they'll review the legality. the high court did not take action on several cases involving u.s. defense of marriage act. the high courts next conference to consider pending appeals is this friday. >> the oscar grant case is in court today again. he was a shot in 2009. attorneys for other officers involved in this shooting are appealing a ruling they're not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mezery guilty. >> the head of san francisco muni has a plan to appease critics of the controversial central subway project. the muni chief wants tochl tend the line through china town, north, and into north beach as you can see on the map. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater. residents have been vocal. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area so drilling can be used to excavate and be brought to the surface. he says the
the banks and cross over to 101. we have just learned that the california conservation corps is coming to help the city of east palo alto with sandbagging and repairs to this levee that sort of compromised last night and was leaking, what they call a boil was created. they are hoping to take advantage of the dry weather in advance of the storms expected tomorrow. >> they spent the morning power washing his muddy backyard. it's feet from the creek which last night rose at least 15 feet to spill over its banks and into his backyard. >> every year, every year. because like i say, it could happen. >> primary challenge has been funding. >> reporter: a variety of cities and counties and the water district joined a agency after the devastating flood. but construction won't be completed until next year. authority abandoned army corps of engineers. >> their measure "b" dedicated about $38 million to address the flooding issues on the creek. >> reporter: last night's rain coincided with high tide. seven homes were under mandatory evacuation. many people left without being told. >> i was told tha
right outside stores in california. however, nonlabor democrat straightors will not be allowed to do so. california supreme court made that ruling on thursday. it stems from a battle over constitutional rights between ravels grocery stores and yun yinz. the supreme court said the picketors have right to use private land for labor-related speech, however, stores will be allowed to limit space they can use. >> and an increasing number of san francisco murals turning into targets for vandal as courting to street artists saying their paintings@/dcn beig tagged with graffiti at higher rates this year. that is a shame. artists say once it has been destroyed restoring sit too time consuming. the city says they've spent $3.5 million on graffiti abaitment. >> san francisco company that tracks apps says fewer people are using the program called2vx instagram saying it's lost 25% of daily active users in weeks. numbers don't require changes to terms of service agreement actually cost that to happen. facebook owns instagram. they say the number of users is actually up this year. >> and we're talking
are expected to recover. in california you can give up your newborn to save surrender site within 72 hours of giving birth. it can be given to a hospital, fire station or loca local -- location with this logo. there it s blue and white house with a baby in the center. save location to surrender a newborn. >> driver crashing into a toddler's bedroom is facing driving under the influence and hit and run charges. a 2-year-old san jose girl sleeping in her crib this morning when a suspected drunk driver veered off the road crashing through the bedroom. look what damage is, hitting the crib. >> this crib is broken in half. she just flew out no. scratches. >> i jumped and grabbed my baby off the ground. she was looking at me like this and started crying. >> my, goodness. the driver tried to get away but the neighbors were not about owe to let that happen. they held him and paramedics gave her the all clear. no. scratches at all. >> it's incredible. >> we're learning new details about the shooter opening fire on shoppers inside of a mall last night. abc 7 news has the latest on the gunman, and hi
communicated with. >> california lawmakers finding ways to slow gun violence across the state. today, introducing one bill designed to restrict ammunition sales, requiring anyone who wants to buy ammo to obtain a perm skbrit pass a check. one lawmaker says our priorities are upside down. >> you can ask them to secure a permit that costs just $10 to cut down a christmas tree in the state of california but we cannot ask them to pass a background check to purchase ammunition, much of which is principally designed to kill people. asked pension funds to sell off investments connected to weapons, banned in california. >> and a controversial idea is being raised to keep schools safe. the governor of michigan wants legislation to allow concealed weapons in schools but is arming teachers a good idea is in the member of teacher union says putting guns in the hands of teachers violates that principal. >> would it not want to have someone on me campus dez stated as your campus shooter. we don't think putting guns in the hands of teachers is intelligent or adding more guns to the mix solves the p
about $5,000. there is more. in 2011 california legislature pass aid bill giving undocumented students access to state grants starting next fall. assembly bill 131 has always been controversial. former east way professor co-authored prop 209, ending affirmative action preferences in public sector. >> you're asking taxpayers to subsidize people here illegally. i i that this is the wrong way to go. >> some people just feel if anyone didn't go through the proper process, that they don't belong here. that is a view i can't do anything about that. these are talented people. and in the current era we cannot afford to waste this talent. >> and chancellor has also created the middle class access fund which offers grants to middle class families and a program helping former foster kids attending uc berkeley. in his words, we'll continue to protect the middle class and our most-disadvantaged students. >> thank you very much.ípu this is a devicive topic, you can join join by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news to tell us how you feel. >> the governor is working on a law reducing the number of undo
in china. now, chinese government responded to complaints in a letter addressed to a california congressman. it's a story you'll see only on 7. >> it's been... sad, hard on the family. i think what is harder is to understand why almost, you know what is it? seven months later there are more dead dlogs. nothing changed. >> since then, she's been relentlessly campaigning to have treats recalled. fda acknowledges thousands of complaints. they asked to consider halting production until the fda can determine whether or not the products contain tainted materials chinese government wrote back slamming the fda. the cause of the deaths have not been determined. wrote from the perspective of thew76: chinese side there might be something wrong with the fda investigation guidance. >> i don't believe that. they're one of the top scientists. >> the letter from the people's republic of china warned not to influence public opinion ask z.to clear the q eliminate the negative impact m they will be receiving several feet of snow f you have travel plans to head out there, winter storm watch going up friday mo
, but also, mental health issues what could put california on the spotlight. the state senate president protem urged the obama administration to emulate a law that raised income taxes on the wealthy to expand mental health prevention and intervention service autos expanding on college campuses and suicide prevention hot lines. and investing in support of housing. >> sks asking to match states dollar for dollar. you can post this badge to your facebook wall available >> you can see lighter rain around heelsburg area, goizers road. looking towards clover dale, highway 101, certainly wet. we have rain that is going to be spreading aconsiders the bay area, but it's slow going, 7:00 p.m. tonight. models painting wet weather across parts of the bay area and you'll notice, 5:00 a.m. tomorrow looks wet and windy. winds not lk good for the morning commute. is going to be still on the messy side and at 10:00 a.m. still across the heart of the bay area, i'll show you if this will affect your holiday travel plans. i can tell you there is snow in the mountains and it's going to be a big one this tim
years ago has been credited with taking weapons off the streets. >> the feds denied california's request to be exgrempt a key education law. state department of education was hoping to win a reprieve from no child left behind. the law punishes schools and districts if not enough students are proficient and n.english and math. 6,000 schools have been labeled as failing. the state argued the schools are being required to send sed aside funding for outside tutoring program autos "los angeles times" publish aid list unlike any other including thousands of confidential files of expected sex abuse within the boy scouts. the map posted online includes names of the alleged abusers and a copy of the original scouts report. the victims names do not appear. the boy scouts kept files for is own internal use and began conducting criminal background checks in 2008. 34 residents are included on that list. >> we know the old saying don't let the bed bugs bite. guess what? they are in the east bay. the ala immediate why county health department is getting a bed bug boot camp next month. it's a free event
bringing state wide tax to 7.5% for four years. california voters okayed the hike to safe schools from deeper cuts. >> i have a 17-year-old daughter and grandchildren going to be in school. whatever we've got to do, we'll dig in deeper to help. >> not everyone is happy with another tax hike. >> in the looking forward to it. this n reason for it to improve things but i never see it going towards that. >> also, help for senior citizens modeled after the amber alert a silver alert for anyone 65 or older who is missing and in great danger because of the medical conditions like alzheimer's. families typically have to wait 24 hours to file a report. >> silver alert law just super sides all of that. and puts the enforcement into action. looking for senior who's are lost. >> and in 2013 changing some driving laws. lots of californians using smart phones you'll be able to whip out proof of insurance on those devices. mike dobson loves this idea. >> is. >> this is with you all the time what. a wonderful thing f you vit with you, we can have our driver's license on there, >> another change, you'l
will look on foot. >> there are rulings over california can forth head with a state law banning sexual orientation therapy for minors one judge ruled a ban on trying to convert a teen from gay to straight does not violate a therapist's right to free speech. in a separate case yesterday a judge ruled the opposite. and granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of a group. >> they want to ensure that people who want their professional help are able to seek that out and ask for their help without governmental interference. >> attorney general harris says she will defend the ban on miners. the injunction will remain in effect until the lawsuit is decided. >> moving on, it's a rap in the east bay. >> santa's elves kbelt >>> tonight at 6:00 saturated ground skmor rain on the way. the concern it's causing in the normal bay. they haven't had time to dry out. >> kl cal schools how state lawmakers want to spend money you approved on the november ballot. >> we're in the middle of a revolution. >> break through work had a hospital and their efforts to expand what they do nationwide. those stories
for california lawmakers went away. but not before some officials passed a buck to taxpayers. >> how to gaufrd who facebook shares your information w stay with us. news continues here on abc 7 in just a moment. >> it looks like cal has a new football coach. as he first told you at 4:00 san francisco chronicle reporting that louisiana tech sony dykes will be named new head football coach at cal. our sources say he's meeting now to break news with player autos and he's known for wide open offense, which cal fans and players should find refreshing. >> might be a nice change. we're expecting a news conference tomorrow, stay tuned. >> and a dozen state lawmakers have had repairs done on their cars just before buying them when the state top stopped providing free car autos ap is reporting that legislatures spent about $78,000 on oil changes routine mate nens and fixing dents. the commission says they didn't do anything wrong. >> as long as cars were in the possession of the legislature and major repairs while doing them, that should be okay. >>d: the commission says it will investigate to make sure
1.2 million truz throughout northern and central california. as rain starts, we'll be out here, continuing to trim. >> back live prks national weather service maintained that high surf advisory through 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, involving swells of 16 to 19 feet high. the weather service telling people not to fish off jetties or fish off the beaches because they can be dragged into the ocean. flif pacifica, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> a close call for a track driver when a big chunk of roadway gave out underneath the big rig on/aex highway 162. a huge sink hole gave way, swallowing back axel, breaking truck apart. the sheriffs say the driver was not injured and a portion of the highway is closed with people who live in the area rerouted along a dirt road. cal transhopes to have the road passable by tomorrow. >> this big sink hole cruise have been working around the clock. now, take a look. 19 days later, the road is repaired. the job done four day as head of schedule that. is the mayor showing his pride!÷ and fast response. >> folks are glad to get that fixed. >> weather playe
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